Meet Utopia: The People Behind Those Amazing Flea Markets And Carnivals In Bangalore
Our one on one with the organisers who bring you amazing flea markets and events that the whole family can enjoy. Here's a little glimpse of people behind Utopia and their upcoming events.
How did utopia begin?
UTOPIA was formed by entrepreneurs Ms. Gowri Deepak, Ms. Vindya A Thambi and Ms. Vyshnavi Vikranth. Unlike any mother, these three homemakers, were in constant search of activities for their kids which was fun for both the mother and the child. Either it was games and activities for kids or it was a shopping experience / flea markets all around. All three hailing from the same family came out loud, why shouldn't we create something interesting for both mother and child? why don't we put together an imagined place or state of things in which everything is perfect, and thus came up UTOPIA. An imaginary place for every mother and child, where every mother has a chance to relive her childhood with her child, where every child sees another child in their mothers (fathers too..).
UTOPIA came out with their first event Christmas Carnival 'Tricks 'n' Tales', in December 2014. The event was held in a farmhouse in JP Nagar, filled with fun and frolic. Witnessed a 4500+ crowd where every child took back a tale with them. Is was snowing in Bangalore in Dec 2014. Yes UTOPIA had created a snowfall for the very first time in Bangalore for kids. Foam parties, games, stilt walkers, uni-cyclist, jugglers, kids rock band, flash-mob,and many more. Mothers, Fathers, grandparents rejoiced the way their kids enjoyed.
Tell our readers about the kinds of flea markets and other events you organise.
UTOPIA always combine a flea market, more kids oriented. That's not all, designer wear, food, art, jewellery, educative products, gadgets, gardening, books, home requirements, kids garments, list goes on. Our events are one stop for the entire family.
Tell us about your future plans and upcoming events.
Coming Sunday 11th September, UTOPIA is hosting, Lil' Chefs, a culinary experience for the kids from 3yrs - 15yrs of age. The chefs of JW Kitchen and BBC, will help all the kids to craft their own cookies, dress and sprinkle their cup cakes, cheese and more on the nachos and lip smacking submarine sandwich. All kids are provided with a chef hat and aprons to get their hands on cooking the right food in the right way. As always we have educative programs where the kids interact with other nationals and learn about their culture and food. Kids will be engaged in actives of art and craft where they make their own book marks and other creative display pieces. Quizzes and puzzles and much more. Not the least, the entire family will witness mother entrepreneurs showcasing their talent and sell their exclusive products. Educative programs for the kids, Education support program for the parents are organised as well.
Mothers are all excited to meet Celebrity Chef Ms. Shazia Khan, our chief guest for the day, who will be demonstration one of her dishes. Interactive session and lot of goodies to be won. We have Ms. Neetha BN, the well known face in Bangalore, know for her Barbeque and home bakes, will hold another interactive session for the mothers.